Lexington Democratic Committee Reorganization Caucus January 11

The Lexington Democratic Committees will hold an assembled caucus on Saturday January 11, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Express, 880 North Lee Highway, Lexington, for the purpose of electing members and officers for the 2020-2021 term.

A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., followed by the caucuses at 10 a.m. Nominations for the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and At-Large Officer will be taken at that time.

There will be a charge of $10 per person for the breakfast. Reservations for the breakfast are requested and may be made by contacting Michelle Watkins at lexrockvadems@gmail.com. You may participate in the 10 a.m. caucuses without having the breakfast.

Those wishing to participate will be required to sign a form pledging to support Democratic candidates and affirming that they are registered to vote in the City of Lexington.

A voluntary membership fee of $15 ($5 for students) will be collected.
The Rockbridge County Democratic Committee will meet separately at the same location and time.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Best wishes for the Holidays.
Gene Zitver, chair
Lexington Democratic Committee

Post-Election Review November 14

Join us on Thursday November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson in Lexington, for a discussion of the results of the November 5 election and a look ahead to the 2020 elections.

Despite disappointment, Democrats win the day

We Democrats have a lot of victories to celebrate from Tuesday night.

But first of all, thanks to our Democratic House of Delegates candidate Christian Worth for running a strong, principled and tireless campaign. And thanks to her hard-working staff and to the hundreds of people who volunteered for and donated to her campaign. Although Christian came up short in the election, she made us proud.

–Democrat Creigh Deeds was overwhelmingly reelected to the State Senate.

–Democrat Leslie Ayers was elected Buffalo District Supervisor for Rockbridge County.

–Democrats flipped control of the Virginia State Senate AND the House of Delegates, and now control both bodies and the Governor’s Mansion for the first time since 1994.

–Despite the best efforts of Donald Trump, Democrat Andy Beshear defeated the Republican incumbent to become Governor of Kentucky.

–Democrats won a majority on the city council of Mike Pence’s hometown Columbus, Indiana, for the first time in nearly four decades.

Now it’s on to 2020!

Get out the vote for Christian and Creigh on Tuesday

Time is growing short. Although our Democratic candidate for House of Delegates Christian Worth has run a brilliant and tireless campaign, the final nine days are critical.

In an election like this, with no statewide or Congressional candidates on the ballot, voter turnout is THE crucial factor. To put it bluntly, if we don’t get out the vote for Christian between now and Election Day November 5, she will lose. If we do, she will win.

There is no “later” any more. The time is NOW.

Please show your support for Christian by signing up for at least one three-hour shift (or more if you can) to canvass and make phone calls in these final days leading up to the election.

If you can canvass during the final get-out the final GOTV push November 3-5, sign up here:

If you can phone-bank during the final get-out the final GOTV push November 3-5, sign up here:

If you have any questions about volunteering, please email connect@worthfordelegate.com.

Sen. Creigh Deeds, who also needs our support and our votes, will be at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson Street, on Tuesday November 5 at 9 a.m. to kick off the first canvass shift of the day. Sign up here to join us.

Let’s win this!

Lexington Democratic Committee meets October 14

The bimonthly meeting of the Lexington Democratic Committee will be on Monday October 14 at 5:30 p.m. at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson Street in Lexington.

New members are welcome.

This will be our last meeting before the November 5 election for State Senate, House of Delegates, and local offices, so please join us if you can.

Needed: Letters to the Editor

One of the best ways to support our Democratic candidates in the November 5 election– Creigh Deeds for State Senate, Christian Worth for House of Delegates and Leslie Ayers for Buffalo District Supervisor– is to write a letter to the editor of The News-Gazette.

Letters in behalf of candidates should be no more than 200 words and emailed to editor@thenews-gazette.com. Be sure to include your name and address. The deadline for each week’s edition is Monday at 1 p.m.

Blue Ridge Wave Fundraiser October 5

Please join the Lexington and Rockbridge County Democratic Committees for our annual Fundraising Event on Saturday October 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lexington Golf and Country Club. featuring State Senators Creigh Deeds and Jennifer McClellan and 24th District House of Delegates candidate Christian Worth.

RSVP by September 27 to 540-817-1001 or dssb1@earthlink.net

–Individual ticket: $60
–Silver Sponsor (one ticket): $125
–Gold Sponsor (two tickets): $250
–Platinum Sponsor (three tickets): $500

Mail checks: to Lexington Democratic Committee, PO Box 60, Lexington VA 24450

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